I was determined that the engineering students gained an appreciation of social research methods. They needed access to a decent textbook so I took one down to the library to add to its stock.
A photograph dropped out of the book when I handed it over to the librarian. The picture was of Pete Murphy. The engineering lecturers with me in the library insisted that I was wrong and that the man depicted was Liam Neeson. If they couldn’t distinguish the lead singer of 80s goth band Bauhaus from a Hollywood film star, how would they ever appreciate the subtleties of qualitative research?
SK, now blind, bumped into me as I was leaving the library. She was delighted to ‘see’ me and confirmed our lunch date in the British Library the following week.
Back out on the street I found a tiny abandoned miniature foal lying on the pavement. I called my father the vet to find out how to treat it.